The overwhelming sound we hear is the sea. Shorts and a fleece were needed for the morning walk but the warmth of the sun was then around in abundance until well gone 7pm. We had, what was for us, a lazy day, with two walks and lots of reading and chilling, lulled by the waves.
Our last evening at Calpe was special, with chilled chats re Aires in France and Sites in Spain swapped. We had climbed up the rock as far as I could go and walked,shopped,chatted etc. Goodbyes and stuff stowed. Time to go.
Good walk this morning along the beautifully constructed coastal path. We found a cafe for coffee and oj in a cove further along, about five miles in all but plenty of ups and downs to keep the legs busy.
I did laundry and G went for a ride. Most others had lunch out. We sat with the gang later for an hour or so and I sewed. Watched the last episode of TTSP. I’d like to move on soon.
Today we moved further south to Calpe/Calp, to an aire just above the town. Ten vans made the 60k journey to a clean and tidy aire with views of the Calpe ‘mountain’ and the many and varied high rise hotels and apartment blocks. Gerald and I took Tess on a recce and were somewhat horrified by the ‘chip oil’ atmosphere and the restaurant workers who desperately vied for our trade. Not our cuppa at all.
Later on Caroline and Neil took us on a walk along the coast to a beachside cafe/ restaurant and our fears were assuaged, perhaps temporarily.
I had a rotten day yesterday as I was so full of cold that I couldn’t do the walk to the lunch and stayed at the van. Gerald and the others had a great time and said that the food and service was excellent. I sewed and read and rested.
I felt somewhat better today and did a five mile walk mostly with Caroline as the stalwarts climbed the mountain at the back of the campsite (with the dogs). Tess disgraced herself by pinching Steve’s sandwich after he put it down on the ground. Apparently she was very quick and gulped it down in two mouthfuls.
We had a session with Spanish cakes and a sweet wine at 5′ish with everyone but we made our excuses and left after an hour to cook and read and relax.
Felt a bit rough overnight with cold symptoms- bummer.
Dosed up and did the group walk. Just less than five miles with beautiful mountainous scenery and the dogs had a great time too. Nearly everyone took part, which was great as some never walk. We had tapas at N&C’s (some really yummy dishes, particularly the olives and green chillis).